All over the world, walnuts have been toasted, chopped, and ground to enhance, enrich, and thicken sauces, soups, salads, stews, and many other delicacies, some, no doubt, yet to be invented. As an ingredient in cooking, walnuts have a way of making all kinds of foods special.

GoldRiver Orchards walnuts are a versatile and delicious addition to your family’s meals, no matter what time of year it is. To help inspire you, we’d like to share just a few of the delicious recipes for “wal-nutty” dishes that have been created by our own Barton family culinary connoisseurs. Each quarter, we’ll submit delicious new recipes centered on seasonal themes… from our family to yours. Enjoy!

If you have your own special walnut dishes, we invite you to share them with us. Simply Contact Us and tell us about your recipe!


Butternut Squash/Roasted Garlic Soup with Walnut Crumble

Roasting and toasting contribute to the rich flavor of this classic Fall dish

Cherry-Chocolate Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

Who can resist this killer cookie recipe from Christine in Palo Alto

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Aged Gouda

Simple yet satisfying – and easy to prepare when time is limited

Caramelized Walnuts

Toasting brings out the flavor and a little sugar makes this snack irresistible

Rigatoni with Roasted Garlic and Toasted Walnut Sauce

Real Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and real GoldRiver Orchards walnuts make this dish a hit

Black Bottom Walnut Pie

The only problem with this recipe is waiting the hour for it to bake in the oven

Sweet and Spicy Walnuts

Here's another great way to enjoy GoldRiver Orchards walnuts as a snack

Incredibly Good Walnut Brownies

Did we say these walnut brownies are incredibly good?

Fresh Citrus and Cranberry Salad

This salad features lively flavors in addition to fresh GoldRiver Orchards walnuts

Risotto with Roasted Radicchio and Toasted Walnuts

A healthy and delicious variation to add to your collection of rice recipes